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St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
4.46/5
Outstanding
9,625 Ratings
St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#149
Reviews:
2,813
Ratings:
9,625
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
792
Gots:
2,651
Trade:
47
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Look - pours a very rich brown that shows some ruby highlights. off white head dissipates leaving good lace.

Smell - bready, belgian yeast, raisin and spiciness.

Taste - clove spice, dark fruits, sweet bread some more spice.

Mouthfeel - full and smooth, carbonation tries but overall the mouth feel is a little slick.

Overall - great beer to skip dinner with, very complex and super easy to drink. Dark sugar and raisin infused pound cake in the form of a beer.

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The smell is a plummy and sweet that has a hint of alcohol behind it. The smell really can go either way, either over the top fruit and plum or nice and balanced.

Lucky for me the taste is top notch. Very smooth and just a great balance of plum, and sweet. Nothing too over the top.

Great beer, very well put together. I'm impressed, and makes me like Quads that much more.

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Smell: currants, toast and coriander hit the nose somewhat brazenly

Taste: currants, along with other dark fruits, and toast entwined themselves with marmalade, toffee, candied almonds, and sweet citrus. There are slight malty notes, but overall, this beer is full bodied, dark as hell, and delicious like sin

Pairs well with: pretentious/standard American burgers, BBQ, smoked Gouda, and spiced sausage

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,625 ratings
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